What is Turbidex?
Turbidex is a high surface area aluminosilicate mineral (Zeolite) that provides exceptional filtration of suspended solids. The macro porous nature of Turbidex allows filtration down to 5 microns or microns particle size.
The irregular surface and extensive porosity of Turbidex make it the perfect filtration media for any application where solids removal is essential to the process.
With filtration efficiency in the 3 to 5 micron range, Tubidex performance results in cost savings on chemicals, filter cartridges, membrane cleaning, membrane life, etc.
Higher flow rates
With nominal service flow rates of up to 15 gpm / ft2 in pressure filters, Turbidex enables significant savings in initial equipment costs compared to traditional multimedia. Turbidex allows maximum flow rates up to 20 gpm / ft2 Turbidex.
Superior water clarity
Traditional sediment filtration media rely on mechanical stress to remove suspended solids to reduce turbidity. The Turbidex filtration media is not only due to its surface, but because it is porous, it increases the filtering capacity and acts as an ion exchanger. Assists sedimentation and flocculation to produce crystal clear water up to <0.1 NTU turbidity.
The loading capacity of Turbidex media is up to 1.5 times that of multiple media and up to 2.8 times that of sand filters. This results in longer run times with less frequent backwashing, resulting in significant water savings.
Weighing 50-70% less than traditional media, the use of Turbidex will result in substantial savings in freight or in the movement or loading of material.
Easier to inventory and install
Placing a single media instead of multiple media (sands, anthracites, garnet…) simplifies ordering, shipping and storage. Loading a medium allows for quick and easy installation.
SAND / MULTIMEDIA
1st and 2nd generation filtration
1. Suspended solids are mechanically filtered with sedimentation at 12-30 microns.
2. Filtrate often requires additional stages of filtration before it is suitable for use.
3rd generation filtration
1. Suspended solids are mechanically filtered with sedimentation, physical and electrostatic adsorption and 3-5 micron ion exchange.
2. The quality of the filtrate often reduces the need for additional water filtration.